Hilary Mantel

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Hilary Mantel is the bestselling author of many novels including Wolf Hall, which won the Man Booker Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award for fiction. Bring Up the Bodies, Book Two of the Wolf Hall Trilogy, was also awarded the Man Booker Prize and the Costa Book Award. She is also the author of A Change of Climate, A Place of Greater Safety, Eight Months on Ghazzah Street, An Experiment in Love, The Giant, O'Brien, Fludd, Beyond Black, Every Day Is Mother's Day, and Vacant Possession. She has also written a memoir, Giving Up the Ghost. Mantel was the winner of the Hawthornden Prize, and her reviews and essays have appeared in The New York Times,The New York Review of Books, and the London Review of Books. She lives in E ...more

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The Mirror & the Light (Tho...

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A Place of Greater Safety

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The Assassination of Margar...

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Beyond Black

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Fludd

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Giving Up the Ghost

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A Change of Climate

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“It is the absence of facts that frightens people: the gap you open, into which they pour their fears, fantasies, desires.”
Hilary Mantel, Wolf Hall

“Some of these things are true and some of them lies. But they are all good stories.”
Hilary Mantel, Wolf Hall

“You're only young once, they say, but doesn't it go on for a long time? More years than you can bear.”
Hilary Mantel, An Experiment in Love

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